Ioana Bota

Information & Communications Technology

.NET Agile software development Modern Software Development Modern APIs

London, England, United Kingdom

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each)

Talk 1: Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each) - Robin Minto

Do you do enough security testing?

OWASP Zed Attack Proxy can help you automatically find security vulnerabilities in your web applications while you are developing and testing, and now it has a Heads Up Display!

In this talk, you'll see how the features of ZAP can be used to find issues during development, as you navigate your web application so that you can deploy a better-tested app.

Talk 2: The monster under the bed - working with legacy code - Ioana Bota

Everyone works with legacy systems at some point in their career whether they like it or not. This is a session about maintaining and rewriting them and in the end learning to embrace legacy and get the best out of it.

Talk 3: Turning a side project into a business 10 lessons in 10 minutes - David James

I created after my parents fell victim to a criminal selling them a stolen car. Using .Net technologies I built the business from zero to checking millions of vehicles every month in a few years. Here I hope to share all of the shortcuts, tips, mistakes and must-do's for any project looking to go from side-project to money making business. This includes technology (opinions), cost control measures, strategies and things to avoid.
I intend the lightening talk to be fun but informative. The lessons learned can be used on a side project, or in your day to day roles where applicable.
I have distilled the most important lessons I have learnt over 5 years to create a useful guide for anyone looking to make the next step.
This talk includes .Net specific guidance. It includes recommendations for software and packages that we have used at Total Car Check to help you get a head start when trying to solve the common problems all e-businesses face, for example SEO (Search engine optimisation), avoiding the ‘snake oil’ and getting results.
This is the talk I wish I had heard before I started on my journey to build Total Car Check and I hope it can help inspire and assist others to build successful businesses.

Ioana Bota

Tech lead at Spotlight

BS and MS in Computer Science, Microsoft Certified developer, +8 years in the industry, tech speaker and diversity advocate. Based in London, currently can be found coding for Spotlight UK ( and leading an international technical team.

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